Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Another Sign of Progress

I'm a mediocre but enthusiastic gardener. I am, however, extremely good at growing dahlias. My avatar is one of my dahlias. I have a bed of about 30 of them right up next to my sidewalk in the front yard. They draw a lot of attention. People just can't resist touching them; passersby regularly "pet" the flowers, really they do. Last year this drove me nuts, purely because I thought when I picked them, I would have germs to contend with. I would never pick a flower I'd seen someone touch that day. This year, my first instinct is still "eww," but it doesn't bother me nearly as much. Yesterday I went out and specifically brought a flower into the house that I thought someone had touched just a few minutes before.


  1. Wow, that flower is gorgeous. No wonder people pet your flowers. :) Good job on the progress~

  2. Whoo hoo! I'm a florist, and dahlia's are so beautiful and complex, kind of like us... :) Congrats on your progress.

  3. Karin says:

    Gardening is one thing i've not done much of yet, since i got the contamination/dirt ocd form 5 yrs ago as i feel that if i get my hands in the dirt i'll have to have a shower. So weeds are growing in my garden (most of the plants were already here when we moved here). I 'll know i'm back to normal when i can garden again, picking weeds etc. without freaking out.

    Good for you that you can do this!!!